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    CDLS Director Sheila Williams Ridge participates in Stanford’s Climate and Young Children webinar

    Dr. Sheila Williams Ridge, director of the Child Development Laboratory School, recently participated in a webinar on Climate and Young Children presented by the Stanford Center on Early Childhood. The webinar brought together leading voices from early childhood education, policy, and research to illuminate how climate change and extreme weather impacts young children, families, and […]

    White House Hispanic Initiative executive director visits CEHD

    Melody Gonzales, executive director of the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics, was in the Twin Cities on October 11 to speak at an event and had time to visit CEHD with Melisa López Franzen, UMN executive director of Government and Community Relations. Gonzales took a tour of […]

    From CEED: How to support children’s development with storytelling

    Chris Wing, PhD, is a speech-language pathologist who has studied language development. She explains why telling stories about their lives helps children learn and grow in important ways. She also shares ways for caregivers and educators to encourage young storytellers' skills!

    ICD’s Stephanie Carlson awarded $2.8 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

    Stephanie Carlson, Distinguished McKnight University Professor in theInstitute of Child Development, has been awarded $2.8 million by the NationalInstitute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The grant aims toalign measures of personal attributes that best predict physical and mentalhealth outcomes in youth. Carlson’s research focuses on Executive Function (EF) skills – which include attention, […]

    New research links high-quality early childhood education to higher postsecondary graduation rates for children who have experienced trauma

    New research released this summer from a 30-year study shows that individuals who experienced childhood trauma and adversity — known as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) — had improved long-term educational outcomes when they had also participated in a comprehensive early childhood education program.  The Chicago Longitudinal Study, directed by Dr. Arthur Reynolds at the University […]

    ICD, Center for Early Education and Development, and Child Development Laboratory School represent at Zero to Three Conference

    The Institute of Child Development, Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), and the Child Development Laboratory School (CDLS) had a notable presence at the national Zero to Three LEARN conference, held in Minneapolis on September 19 and 20. The annual event brought together approximately 1,900 attendees from the fields of early childhood education, infant […]

    From CEED: NEW! Tip Sheet on Authentic Assessment

    Authentic Assessment is recommended practice because it allows educators to gain a holistic picture of a child's development. Our latest Tip Sheet is called Introducing It: The Authentic Assessment Cycle and Its Role in Early Childhood Education. It explores the Authentic Assessment cycle, and it explains how data is used to shape further instruction.

    Meet ICD’s 2023 first-year PhD cohort

    Please join us in welcoming ICD’s new class of PhD students. We are thrilled to have the following students join us at ICD and are looking forward to working with them across the next several years! Tyler Choate – Developmental Science Tyler comes to ICD with 10 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and […]